On June 5 we had our “Alternative Lifestyles Workshop”, where Contessa Alura talked about the many lifestyles considered as alternative. Of course one thing we would like to see at the ALCC is for them to be not so alternative 🙂
She talked about the various ones from BDSM, polyamorous, swinger, cuckold, trans, and more. She is very knowlegable, and it was very apparent.
Questions were put, and experiences shared. All in all, a very good workshop! For those interested in learning about the various different lifestyles, I’d reccomend attending!
– Vanessa Cummings, ALCC Secretary
A surprisingly BIG group for this workshop, with 11 people!
What great questions, great feedback.
Something I particularly enjoyed about this group was that everyone was coming from different perspectives. There were a few simply curious, others whom had pervious poly relationships that hadn’t worked out and who were there to seek advice or strategies for the future, and ohers still were questionsing from a D/s (dominant/submissive) perspective.
One person in particular spoke about a some of his own experiences and that started a great opening up and sharing in the room and encouraging other people to offer their stories.
I really appreciated ho everyone was involved in some way or another, it was really just great!
It was asked by many that we offer a more advanced Poly workshop to help answer specific questions that could not be addressed in a basic and informational workshop such as this one. We covered mostly terminology and an introduction to Polyamory. It seems there is more knowledge about the subject than I thought.
I know this wonderful triad (three person poly relationship) that is very close and living happily together that I hope they will agree to come and share their experiences with us. And then I just met this awesome quad (four person poly relationship) from Edmonton that would be great at offering a workshop… we shall have to see what will happen. It would be great to have a panel of people who can take questions and answer them from direct experience, especially if they are actively making their relationships work and doing well. I feel others would benefit from that kind of knowledge.
You’ll have to stay posted!
P.S. We were very fortunate that one of the attendees from this workshop decided to join our team as an official translator. We welcome Xavier aboard!!!
– Contessa Alura